The Last Day Of School

December 23, 2009


Today is my last day at work before the holiday break, and it feels like the last day of school. The office is occupied by folks who ran out of days off and we have to work. Jokes are flying everywhere and sexual innuendo is in the air (which is normal I suppose). I’m planning a day of finishing my work and having a grand lunch with the crew.

I’m taken back to the days of skipping class to go to lunch just because it’s the end of the semester. The order of the day was playing spades with my friends at the lunch table, and rhyming until the period was over. I would have an hour long discussion on who was gonna make the playoffs in the NBA every December as early as it was. Some folks would bring small radios in and we’d jam while we at those cheeseburgers (I loved those cheeseburgers) and fries. The rest of the day would be split between going to class and roaming the halls dodging security. That’s exactly what I feel like doing today.

I just want to walk the halls with some of my co-workers and cause mayhem. A few hours to go and there’s still a bit of work to be done. But lets be honest we’ve all checked out. Nobody is mentally here, I hear laughter all around and people with luggage next to their desks. All in all I have a warm feeling inside and I feel that today will be OK, but that could just be the chili from last night.

Not my cup of tea but you may enjoy it. I can feel what he’s trying to get across but…eh. Maybe this will get played on top 40 radio? And for the record I don’t think this is a hip hop song at all. It’s pretty much a pop rap single. Nothing wrong with that, just making an observation.

Carry On.

Old School Mondays

December 21, 2009

I feel like paying respect to some of the best to ever do it. The hip hop group, the legends RUN DMC.

Classic

My Favorite Run DMC song.

My second favorite Run DMC song. Wish it was synced better.

Drop The Bomb: Majora Carter

December 18, 2009


This beautiful woman from the South Bronx (south south Bronx) has a lot to say. I’m not gonna say much because Majora Carter says plenty with eloquence and an urgency that demands your attention. She’s an inspiration to me and I look forward to learning more about her. Here’s her website so you can read up on her works. http://www.majoracartergroup.com/

As far as this video, enjoy and learn.


Journalist and author Nelson George in association with American Airlines has started a site I can really get behind. BlackAtlas.com is a website dedicated to viewing travel from a Black perspective. I am a person who can enjoy traveling pretty much anywhere, however I do love seeing my people in different settings. Black Atlas affords me the opportunity to see how a the folks live in different environments before I board the plane. It’s truly a genius site and I commend Mr. George for getting it going.

I’m going to register right now and you might want to do the same.
I’m currently looking for a small vacation to take during the winter break. This site is just what I need!